Inclusion and diversity are imperatives in today’s workplace. For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training[…]READ MORE about The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning
Budget limits. Deadlines. Legacy tools. They don’t have to mean sacrificing creativity, engagement, or effectiveness. An interaction catalog can help you develop effective elearning under constraints. Developing Effective Custom Training While Respecting Resource Limitations Learning development is a paradox. Study after study tells us that training matters. It changes how people do things. It affects the bottom line. Once business problems are identified, training, while not the answer to every[…]READ MORE about Creativity within Constraints: When Cost, Resource Scarcity, or Deadlines Make Effective Elearning Seem Out of Reach
When Informal Communication Succeeds: A Tale from the Trenches An interaction catalog: one way to efficiently build great elearning How do you design successful elearning while operating within constraints like budget, time, and resources? As recently discussed on our Learning Dispatch blog, one way is to have a formal template interaction catalog, and consciously ensure that designers and developers operate only within those limits (it can be more creative than it sounds!).[…]READ MORE about Does Your Elearning Team *Always* Need an Interaction Catalog?
We’re updating our online collection of elearning examples. Quite a few of them are from custom projects that tackle difficult, but critical and life-saving topics. Here are summaries of two examples we posted recently. Go directly to examples: HIV/STD Program Case Management Training | Perinatal HIV Prevention Program Training Elearning Example 1: Visual Models and the HIV/STD Program Case Management Training “As a virus, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV, demonstrates characteristics[…]READ MORE about Microassist Elearning Examples Drawn from Texas DSHS Projects
Of course elearning needs sound! Or does it? Here are some ways to build elearning without audio. Need creative help in developing your elearning course? Contact us to learn more about our elearning development services. Creating Engaging—but Silent—Learning Courses Who doesn’t love audio narration in elearning? Yet audio can be difficult, for both the learner and the training program. Learners need to have an environment where they can play the[…]READ MORE about Designing Elearning without Audio
Few fields fully embrace the need to address people with disabilities—learning included. But why is meeting the needs of diverse learners important, anyway? Need to make sure you’re meeting the needs of all your learners? Contact us to talk about how your next elearning project can be developed with accessibility in mind. A Call for Raising the Bar for Meeting Learners’ Needs I recently returned from the 33rd CSUN Assistive[…]READ MORE about Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
Making elearning accessible is the right thing to do. It’s also often a project requirement. Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny shares conference insights from CSUN ATC 2018 on how to include accessibility in your elearning development process. He’ll introduce using pattern libraries for accessible elearning development, explaining how they can make your development process more efficient. CSUN Session Takeaways for Developing Accessible Elearning The 33rd California State University, Northridge Assistive Technology Conference[…]READ MORE about Using Pattern Libraries for Accessible Elearning: Insights from CSUN 2018
Interview with Microassist’s senior learning architect Kevin Gumienny and instructional designer Brandon Winston on what it takes to convert classroom training to elearning. Topics covered include: What is elearning? Advantages of elearning over classroom training How to make sure you create effective elearning when converting from classroom training How long does it take to create elearning? How much does it cost? How effective is using elearning vs instructor-led training? […]READ MORE about Converting Classroom Training to Elearning [Audio Interview]
The Importance of Having a Graphic Designer on your Learning Development Team Do I need a graphic designer on my learning development team? Yes. Generally, I prefer to weigh the sides of an issue and make a carefully nuanced decision; but when it comes down to it, you need a graphic designer on your team. Of the information transmitted to the brain, 90% is visual. Articles with images get 94%[…]READ MORE about Graphic Designers: Do You Need One on Your Learning Development Team?
Building accessible online courses requires specialized skills—but do all accessible elearning development skills reside in a single role? Manage Accessible Elearning Development by Looking at Processes We talk a lot about making sure that elearning is accessible to all learners. Accessibility, in the context of elearning, means ensuring that people with disabilities (generally related to cognition, mobility, hearing, and vision) experience the course in the same way as those without[…]READ MORE about Accessibility Expertise: Determining Where It Belongs in Elearning Development